Marijuana Legalization Update – Nebraska, Louisiana, Hawaii, New Mexico, and South Carolina News

Here are the latest updates on cannabis legalization in the United States. A few weeks ago, the Hawaiin Lawmakers unanimously voted on a proposal that ensures the state’s medical cannabis program is left under the state’s jurisdiction. With the approval of this resolution, the federal government will no longer be…

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Medical Cannabis Bill LB 474 Fails in Nebraska by Two Votes

Pending legislation in Nebraska that would have established a medical cannabis industry failed by two votes, a frustratingly tight margin for advocates. The vote needed 33 yes votes to pass, and only received 31, making it unable to break a filibuster. LB 474 is officially off the table.  Nicole Hochstein,…

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Complaint Filed Against Nebraska Sheriff Who Sued To Block Medical Cannabis Initiative

An activist group has filed a complaint against a Nebraska sheriff who sued to block a medical marijuana initiative from the state ballot last year, alleging that the legal fees paid for the lawsuit constitute an illegal gift to the law enforcement officer. John Cartier, an attorney for the group…

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Nebraska advocates aim for a marijuana legalization twofer in 2022

Nebraska advocates aim for a marijuana legalization twofer in 2022 | Leafly Leafly Leafly ® Loading… Search Leafly Where are you from? noyes Remember me for 30 days. I confirm that this is not a shared device. Darn! You’re not old enough to use Leafly. Redirecting you to By accessing…

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Governor of Nebraska Weighs In On Legalized Cannabis in South Dakota

Even as historically conservative states have embraced legalization, reefer madness is alive and well in Nebraska. At least with the state’s governor, Pete Ricketts, who on Tuesday once again sounded the alarm on something that a growing majority of the country is cool with. “Well, we’ve certainly seen in other…

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Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Stripped From Ballot By State Supreme Court

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that an initiative that would have legalized the medicinal use of cannabis is unconstitutional and may not appear before voters in the November election. The court said in a split decision that the initiative violated constitutional requirements that initiatives be limited to a…

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